Before we begin...(yes we as in two persons despite my intentions she insisted that i shoul published this) i would like (and if you like the story yo should too) to thanked Yzal Innej for helping me out...She's the first partner in here and she's awesome... oh and also before we begin this is a crossover

well now moving on I or Yzal Innej don't own persona 4 or 3 though i would love to...


Shadows

An elaborated movement and the Blade of Totsuka impaled yet another shadow on the floor of Magatsu Inaba, the bizarre world created from the real culprit of the murder cases at the calm town of Inaba. Although the movements the leader Souji Seta currently displayed on the outside showed a great strength and power, the inside was a completely different story. He had known deep inside that with each passing second his strength was failing him little by little. Every last ounce of energy was leaking out of his form and even his most loyal personas like Izanagi, Ishtar and even Helel were slowly failing him...also he could feel the discomfort of his friends, signaling that they beginning to tire out as well.

He could see out of the corner of his right eye that Yosuke missed a Vehement Idol, who retaliated sending the teenager to the gray floor of the labyrinth. On his left side he could see Chie standing tiredly while summoning her persona Suzuka Gongen to face off once more against a pair of Jupiter Eagles that apparently were paying no mind to her attacks at all. And lastly he could see Teddie in front of him being hit by the tongue of an Agitating Hablerie, reminding him so painfully about his rash decision of splitting up to find a way to go up to the next floor. Plus the fact that the taunting voice of Adachi would sound from time to time didn't help but make everyone in Magatsu Inaba and in ominous room more agitated… Finally, and after being hit once more by a Frickle Papillon, Souji decided that he had, had enough. Using the last bit of his energy he used one final morning star vanquishing every enemy around the group and also draining every ounce of power out of him making him fall to the ground while breathing erratically…

"Hey are you alright Senpai!?…" He could hear Rise's voice in his head full of concern, while he could see Yosuke and Teddie traveling in his direction to help him stand up…

"Hey partner w-we…we must continue…" Yosuke smiled at Souji even though he could tell that he was just as weary as him…

He was so tired and the same could be said about the other members of the group. He wouldn't admit it but they were losing the battle against Adachi…this day was supposed to be the last day before the fog would come to the real world…he wouldn't admit but…he had…lost.

"No…"

That one word sent every person in and outside of the bizarre world in a state of shock…they couldn't… no, wouldn't believe it…

"Wha!!!… But Sensei the fog!!!…" Teddie interjected but leader quickly silenced him.

"I know Teddie but we don't have any energy left…and... It pains me…to say this, but…if we were to fight Adachi right now… we would lose our lives immediately…

"Souji-kun…I…hope …you know what you're doing…" Chie's voice quaked with fear and distress for what could happen later…

"I hope so too Chie…"

Their hopes were useless.

*****

The fog was entering his room on the cold night of December 24th; it was almost midnight… the feeling of anxiousness that always invaded him with the apparition of the midnight channel was something even far worse than what he had expected that night…

Both arrows in his clock stroked the number twelve and for a period of five seconds nothing happened, then his head began to hurt…

Pipipipi

His cell phone rang and for a second Souji's eyes were filled with terror as he slowly took his mobile from his pocket…

It was Naoto and when he accepted the call, what she said next froze him on the spot…

"Th-the entire town…it's filled with shadows…I can't…!"

"A-Aaaaaagh!"

After that, the line had died and soon his phone fell to the floor…

He then felt it again, the same pain he felt before Naoto's call and suddenly as if the pain had always been there, he fell to the floor feeling faint. Now he had known what was going to come next, in any second Igor would summoned him to the velvet room and send him one week into the past so he could make better use of the time. Though there was something weird…this time the pain hadn't dissipated and he still could listen to his clock…one second after another passed for an entire minute.

His eyes once more were filled with fear and uncertainty. Had Igor abandoned him? What would happen to him…what would happen to his friends…to Rise…to…

SHIT…!!!

Souji Seta cursed every god that he had the knowledge of…his face completely drained of color and his hands began to tremble…

He had forgotten of Nanako and his uncle Dojima…

Without a second thought Souji took the Blade of Totsuka and was out of the house within seconds ignoring the second ringing noise his cell phone made that night.

Pandemonium, Tartarus, or just simple hell was the scene that came to Souji's vision as soon as he exited his house. Like Naoto had stated the town was infested with shadows terrorizing people and chasing them… still he had all but ignored them… In that moment he wasn't acting like himself… he needed to protect his friends… he needed to protect his family…he needed to protect Rise… but one of the things that he knew he had to do was find out what had happen with Igor and why he didn't hold up his part of the contract…

By the time he arrived at the Velvet Room door, he had lost his breath. The brush of all the past events catching up to him, from the fight from earlier, the pain he still felt…and the many battles with the shadows as he advanced to the old shopping district. Once Souji arrived, he could only walk in a tired fashion as he came across more shadows, but fortunately there wasn't as many in the way. He ran by seeing if the shadows wouldn't catch him. Once he was sure he was safe he opened the door to the velvet room to ask Igor what was wrong…and for a second and he was sure it would be his final time, Souji Seta saw the tragic reality

There was no one in the velvet room…

*****

Rise anxiously paced around her room awaiting the call from her senpai' was almost here and they still had not defeated Adachi. This was starting to get dangerous. Fog was even beginning to set inside her room, making it hard to navigate through. Why had things been allowed go on this long? She needed to find out, so she lifted her cell phone dialing Souji's number. From what she knew and could see, Adachi needed to be defeated and now.

"Come on Souji-senpai…pick up," she pleaded listening to the dial tone. She traveled over to the window and peaked outside through the curtains. A strange yet familiar sensation passed through her senses sending off immediate alarm bells in her head. "No!" She tore her window open and saw her greatest fear; a large amount of shadows were beginning to pour into the real world like a thick coat of miasma.

Rise snapped her phone shut and exited her room descending down the stairs to her grandmother's tofu shop. Briefly she wondered how the others were faring, or if they were even aware of the present danger. Rise glanced at her grandmothers small TV set and noticed that the screen was warping strangely. "We were too late…" she whispered. "No, I have to find the others!" She hurried out into the streets in hopes of finding the others.

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Rise ran outside watching unspeakable horrors unfold as shadows attacked people who were panicking and fearing for their lives... A small boy ran by with a large shadow in pursuit. Rise felt compelled to help the child, but as soon as she began to head for him, another shadow appeared and engulfed the poor child. She stopped, her legs beginning to quake as a crunching sound resonated from the shadow.

"Rise…, Rise where are you?!" The idol turned back to the tofu shop and saw her grandmother standing at the entrance, desperately searching for her. "Rise, answer me please!"

"Grandma," she shouted heading back to the Marukyu shop. "I'm right here, grandma!"

"Rise- Aaargh!"

The young idol stared in complete and utter disbelief as her grandmother's body flew out into the street falling lifelessly to the concrete ground. A black horde of shadows flew from the shop and engulfed her grandmother completely, leaving a devastated and shocked girl to watch.

"GRANDMA!!!"

*****

Souji exited the Velvet Room once again entering the once peaceful now turned chaotic and devastated town of Inaba. So many questions racked his brain as guilt began to seep into his soul. Was this his fault…? He shook his head gripping his sword tightly. He needed to find his friends, he needed to find Nanako and his uncle, while he hoped and silently prayed that they were all unharmed.

"GRANDMA!!!"

"That sounds like-" his head snapped in the direction of the voice and Souji spotted her. Rise was crumpled on the floor sobbing helplessly over a non-moving form. He felt his heart stop for a moment as a large black mass shadowed over her. "RISE!!!"

The girl looked up and stared up at the ominous black mass before her. She didn't move, or speak. She trembled greatly as her fear overwhelmed her senses completely preventing her from acting.

"Dammit," Souji cursed charging towards the shadow. "I won't let you take her!" He thought desperately gathering every last ounce of strength and will he could gather. He could feel the power gathering inside him, the very same feeling he experienced when he had first summoned Izanagi. He could hear the voices of his personas in his head, and almost immediately he thought of the strongest persona at his disposal.

The card materialized before him, as Souji felt baffled by its appearance in the real world. He quickly pushed his confusion to the side. The only thing that was important to him at the moment was saving Rise's life. He took hold of the card and crushed it watching the ethereal and angelic persona known as Helel appear. The persona already could sense Souji's wishes and shot the powerful spell, morning star at the large shadow completely and utterly destroying it.

Rise finally came to her senses confused by the spectacle that occurred before her. She looked on in awe as Helel dispersed and in it's place stood Souji. "Rise…" he spoke wearily, approaching the shaken girl. For the moment, any questions pertaining to the event that just unfolded were unimportant, and could be pondered later.

"Senpai!" She cried slowly burying her head in his chest, gripping his shirt almost as if her life depended on it. Souji held Rise with his free arm pressing her further into his chest; a wanting need for her warmth overcoming him despite everything occurring around them.

"Rise," he spoke releasing his hold on her. "We shouldn't stay here; we have to find the others."

"Mmhmm…" she mumbled wiping her eyes. He waited for her to compose herself, as Rise gave her grandmother's lifeless body one last look before they started off in the hopes of finding the other members of the team… alive.


NAOTO IS NOT DEAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I would love once more to thanked Yzal Innej because she's awesome really oh right if you are going to killed me because i killed Naoto then you don't have to worry she is not dead i wouldn't killed her for my life so yeah....

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